Friday, November 14, 2008

Blast from the past!

Let us take a trip back in time...

Me, Lowering the main sail on the Schooner Liberty back in dubya dubya two... or 2002... Just another day at work on the docks in KW. My roomie Dennis, me, and Scott.
A visit to Boston a couple of years ago, Me and Josh, this is one of my fav pics. Happiness.
My first time in Mexico, spring break 2007
Sean teaching my mom how to raise the main on Schooner Liberty in 2003. "keep the gaff like this" haha!
Geri (armless), Aaron, Aaron, Me. Just another day in Key West, nothing to see here... we rolled all the way to the schooner wharf bar like that, down the dock, (bump-bump-bump-bump-bump-bump) then we crashed into the bar, I was all shaken up from the vibration of riding on a skateboard down a warped wooden dock and laughing so hard that I threw up. Yep... right there. Haha! Thank god I got to the edge of the dock so it went in the wharf. The whole time i was barfing Christina (see previous elevator picture post) was on the phone, and all I remember is hearing her say , in her THICK Boston accent "yeeeah, yeeah, Jolea's yackin off the side of the dock, no, no, she's just wicked excited that's all."

My roomie Sarah and Dave and Me, aboard the Liberty Clipper, wreckers race day, KW 2003
Me at work on the Fury, 65ft cattlemaran in KW 2004
The Florida Keys are lovely. 2004
Before I got "wicked excited"
My very first time on the bowsprit of Liberty, the sails are all down like that because we were doing man overboard drills where you just drop them real fast. I love that boat. The first boat I was ever on the ocean on... the boat I learned to sail on. I had so many fun times on that boat. :)

One more of Johnny O.

This pic is circa 2002, in Key West. This is the original Schooner Bum Crew. Good lord look at me. I look a fright! Apparently I was eating and drinking well for being so damn poor!!!

Clockwise from Top left, Christina (in the red hat), Judy, Johnny O (beer in hand), Me, Josh.
We were in the elevator at the La Concha Hotel, the fancy shmancy tallest building in KW. Who let us in there?

Congratulations to Captain Johnny O'Keeffe!

My dear friend Johnny O is now officially a 1600 TON MASTER OF OCEANS! That's a HUGE license... Here are a few photos of this extremely qualified, dedicated professional who I love very much!

Thailand anyone?

Uh oh here we go...

I got an email from the Captain of the Schooner Raja Laut today.

Click HERE to see it...

I'm not sure how I feel about Thailand.

It also depends on the money, and what I find out tomorrow about Avalon.

The photos are beautiful! Wow...

Something even stranger than being contacted by someone in Thailand is that I was watching the movie "The Beach" and thinking, "I would love to see those islands..."